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Check "Mid-Missouri coronavirus-related government closings and announcements" for daily updates.

Out of caution surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Jefferson City government is making some changes to public meetings and policies.

As part of an emergency proclamation by Mayor Carrie Tergin, all public meetings of city boards, commissions and committees will be suspended until April 16.

Document: Jefferson City Emergency Proclamation


This does not apply to the Jefferson City Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment or Historic Preservation Commission; however, the chairs of those groups have been directed to limit meetings to business that is essential.

The April 6 City Council meeting is still scheduled as of Wednesday afternoon. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting online via the city's YouTube page. Visitor recognitions are postponed.

The city is also rescinding all permits for race/walk/bike events, parades, festivals and temporary outdoor consumption for all events scheduled until April 16, and no permits of those kinds will be given out until then.

The city is also recommending residents stay away from all city facilities unless necessary. Access to City Hall will be limited to the upper-level main door, and residents can contact the city at 573-634-6410 or via email through for assistance.

Residents can use the locked drop-box at the front entrance to drop off documents or payments.

For more news about the COVID-19 coronavirus, access the News Tribune Health section.

Municipal court dates for March 18, March 25 and April 1 are also canceled.

The Jefferson City Animal Shelter will be holding relinquishments and adoptions by appointment only. Call 574-634-6429 to schedule appointments.

Parks and Recreation has also canceled or postponed all programming. A full list can be found on the JC Parks website. The Linc and Washington Park Ice Arena are closed.

Oak Hills Golf Course remains open, but the city encourages public distancing on the course.

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